Asked by PurpleGame0 3 years ago
Does the toughness bonuses from the shields get added to Tree of Redemption after the totals get switched? Could I theoretically switch them multiple times and gain life?
Not 100% sure what your asking, but I believe the answer is yes.
Suppose you have a Tree of Redemption with equipment giving it +0/+3 and base toughness of 13. Your life total is 20. If you activate the tree it's life total becomes 16 and the tree's base toughness becomes 20. It's still receiving the +0/+3. Next turn, assuming your life total doesn't change, if you activate the tree again it's base toughness becomes 16 and your life total becomes 23. It's still receiving the +0/+3.
April 30, 2017 3:18 p.m.
Tree of Redemption's ability makes your life total its TOTAL toughness, while your life total becomes its BASE toughness (meaning not including any effects that may modify its toughness like equipment). so, after making this distinction, let's make a hypothetical scenario:
- you have a Tree of Redemption (base toughness 13, total toughness 13) and attack to it a Cathar's Shield. now its base toughness is 13, and its total toughness is 16
- you activate Tree of Redemption's ability with 20 life. your life total becomes its TOTAL toughness (16), and its BASE toughness becomes your life total (20). it now has a toughness of 23 with the boost from Cathar's Shield
April 30, 2017 3:42 p.m.
Always check gatherer before asking a question, since they usually have answers to common questions posted there:
9/22/2011 Any toughness-modifying effects, counters, Auras, or Equipment will apply after its toughness is set to your former life total. For example, say Tree of Redemption is enchanted with Spectral Flight (which makes it 2/15) and your life total is 7. After the exchange, Tree of Redemption would be a 2/9 creature (its toughness became 7, which was then modified by Spectral Flight) and your life total would be 15.